Business Incubators

Rutgers Food Innovation Centers

With marketing, technical, regulatory and manufacturing expertise, the Food Innovation Centers offer everything to support a food business from concept to commercialization. The award-winning centers, located in Bridgeton and Piscataway, assist entrepreneurs in launching new products and businesses and existing companies to innovate and grow.

Both centers operate under USDA and FDA inspection and the Piscataway center is a licensed canning facility. The Bridgeton center has been recognized as a "Soft Landings" site for providing services to attract and integrate nondomestic companies into the U.S. market. To learn about the center's global footprint: Ever think about where your Spanish rice comes from? A good bet it's from Jersey.

Rutgers EcoComplex

The EcoComplex provides programs, infrastructure, and expertise to entrepreneurs and companies seeking to commercialize technologies in the clean energy; energy efficiency; and environmental sectors. Located in Bordentown, the EcoComplex provides access to biomass feedstocks, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, lab, office and meeting space. It is a "Soft Landings" site, with expertise in supporting international companies. American Entrepreneurship writes about the complex's latest offering, the EcoIgnite accelerator for clean technologies.  

New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center

The New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center (NJAIC) provides unique training opportunities and serves as a business incubator for the aquaculture and fisheries industries. It assists in aquatic restoration efforts and is a critical component in the revitalization of the oyster industry in Delaware Bay and other east coast bays.  Expanded production of Rutgers developed and patented disease-resistant oysters is supported  by the NJAIC, thus restoring jobs and recapturing markets once served by this south Jersey industry.

The Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT)

The Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT), managed by the NJ Economic Development Authority is dedicated to life sciences and biotechnology companies. This incubator is located on Route One in North Brunswick in the heart of the state's "Research Corridor" on the campus of the Technology Centre of New Jersey. The 46,000 sq. ft. CCIT facility offers affordable and customizable office space and "plug-in ready" wet and dry laboratory space to qualified tenants.